Metal Roof Services in Toledo, Ohio

Metal Roofing

We look forward to earning the opportunity to provide you with a thorough metal roof estimate for your home. With that in mind, we are pleased to provide any information in our efforts to educate homeowners about metal roofing as well as roofing contractors. Call us at 419.475.9600 when looking for roofing services in Toledo, Ohio and surrounding areas.


Shake Shingle Tile and Shake

The Shake, metal roof shingles, tile and shake profiles are stone coated steel products that provide a more traditional shingle look. The stone granules are bonded to the steel panel with a clear acrylic coating. These granules make way for a multitude of color choices. While very strong steel metal roofing is much lighter than traditional asphalt shingles. One benefit of choosing a stone coated steel metal roof system is that in many cases the current roof on your home may not need to be torn off resulting in less mess and a quicker install.

Standing Seam and Sheet Roofing

The standing seam metal roof is likely most recognized in commercial and residential applications. Standing seam allows for the steel metal roof to be attached to the wood deck with hidden or exposed fasteners. Sheet roofing is a more economical metal roof price that utilizes exposed fasteners. The standing seam metal roof is typically coated with a Kynar finish. Kynar finish is easily described as the finish you may remember seeing on a 50 year old John Deere tractor. An inferior coating system that is used on some metal roofing materials is water based acrylic emulsion. This water based method of coating panels is inexpensive with a very limited warranty and should be avoided.

Standing Seam Roofs, Not Just For Barns Anymore

Drive down any country road and you are likely to see an old barn roof that is still in service today. The interesting thing is that many of these roofs are more than one hundred years old. In recent years manufacturing of steel roofs has undergone some changes. Standing seam, ribbed metal, as well as stone coated metal roofing has made its way to the residential market. This alternative to the standard asphalt shingle roof seems to be taking hold. Why is this?

The answer to the above question is the money but we will get to that in a moment. What are the benefits of a metal roof? First and foremost is the appearance of the home. With the various colors and styles to choose from, any look or feel is quite possible. As with the barn roofs from yesteryear, a metal roof will provide many years of service. Many installations of metal roofs do not require tearing off the existing roof which results in less mess and a faster install. One question that frequently comes up is noise during a rain storm. The fact is that a metal roof is installed over your existing roof. In many cases a layer of insulated foam sheeting is also used resulting in a roof that is quieter than your current roof. Another question that concerns people is lightning striking a metal roof. Having a metal roof will absolutely not increase the chances of your home being struck by lightning. However if your home were struck by lightning, the metal roof itself would disperse the energy. The other benefit is that metal is neither flammable nor combustible. Another myth is that metal roofs will rust. Metal roofs are coated with zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum which is bonded to the steel during the manufacturing process. The steel is then either painted or stone coated leaving a finished product that will last for years. With all the benefits metal roofing has to offer, many homeowners are looking into this product as an alternative to the rising cost of asphalt shingles.

Let us not forget the average price of gas in 2004 was $1.70 and that for a short time in May of 2008 surpassed $4.00 per gallon. Regardless of where gas prices settle in, the fact is the price has continued to rise. That combined with the increase of technology in the refinement of oil thus reducing the amount of material used to make asphalt (a major component of shingles) has caused the price of asphalt shingles to skyrocket as well. We all know that a steel roof is going to cost more than a standard asphalt shingle roof but the gap is narrowing.